The inner workings of the New Yorker magazine have fascinated readers nearly since the publication’s inception, and chronicles by various insiders have ranged from a bucolic catalog of eccentrics in books by E. J. Kahn and Brendan Gill to the excruciatingly long winded memoirs of Ved Mehta to lately the excoriating and fascinating if somewhat internally conflicted […]
Ed, Doug, Mona and Marc discuss This Must Be the Place;Skyfall; Cloud Atlas; The NW Filmmakers’ Festival at the NW Film Center; and revival showings of Blue Velvet at Cinema 21 and Cronenberg’s The Fly at the Hollywood Theatre.
We discuss a handful of movies with themes of lost time, looped time, and nostalgia - Looper, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, and Liberal Arts - plus a little more about The Master, among other things.
As with James Dean, it is interesting to speculate what David Foster Wallace might have accomplished if if he had not committed suicide on Friday, September 11th, 2008. Wallace might have written an “ironic” and self-conscious group review of the two or three critical studies that were published while he was still alive. As a fan of […]
P.T. Anderson’s The Master - epic waste of time or multilayered portrait of America’s post-war quest for meaning? Also discussed: the disturbing but compelling Compliance, the lousy Eastwood finale Trouble with the Curve, Resident Evil: Retribution (directed by the other Paul Anderson), Arbitrage, the NW Film Center’s noir series, and just who was it who stole the American dream?
The NW Film Center’s noir series, “Dangerous Desires”; the best way to see The Seven Samurai in revival; The Bachelorette as a refreshing antidote to the wave of “women can be funny too” movies; the Yakuza classic Branded to Kill; the Shaw Brothers’Crippled Avengers at Portland’s Hollywood Theater; and another look at Sleepwalk with Me.